• Flowers TV Award for Most Popular Film for his film ‘Aadu 2’ (2018)
• Mazhavil Entertainment Award for Best Villain (2019)
Note: In 2014, Vijay’s film production company ‘Friday Film House’ won seven Kerala State Film Awards in various fields.
On 26 April 2022, a female actor registered a sexual assault case against Vijay Babu at the Ernakulam South Police Station. In the complaint, she alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Vijay in a flat in Kochi many times on the pretext of offering roles in movies. Reportedly, Vijay went into hiding soon after the news broke out. Thereafter, another case was registered against Vijay for disclosing the identity of the complainant through Facebook. Later, Vijay moved to the Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the rape case. In the anticipatory bail plea, he alleged that the actor who filed a complaint against him was trying to blackmail him. She approached him seeking opportunities in the movies. He also alleged that even after their collaboration ended, she continued to stay in touch and eventually grew closer to him despite knowing that he was married and had a family. He also added that he was ready to produce the messages and pictures that the two had exchanged However, the Kerala High Court refused to accept his plea. Later, another woman accused Vijay of harassment. She claimed that Vijay tried to kiss her even though they barely knew each other for 20-30 minutes during a work-related meeting. She said that the incident shocked her and because of that, she stayed away from the film industry. She said,
He was drinking alcohol and offered it to me as well. I refused and continued working. Suddenly, he just leaned to kiss me on my lips, without any question, without any consent. Luckily, my reflex action was super quick and I just pulled myself backwards and maintained a distance from him. I looked into his face, and he then asked me: Just one kiss?”
Owing to the controversy, Vijay stepped down from the executive committee of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), saying that he would stay away from the Executive Committee of the organisation till he is proven innocent in the sexual assault case to save the association from ‘disgrace.’ He sent an official letter to the AMMA in which he wrote,
Vijay Babu has sent a letter saying that he did not want to bring disgrace to the organization of which he is an Executive Committee member amid the allegations levelled against him. He would stay away from the Executive Committee for the time being until his innocence is proved. His letter (request) was discussed by AMMA and it has been approved.”